Skip to main content
A '''knish''' or '''knysh''' is an Eastern European snack food consisting of a filling (cooking)|filling covered with dough that is either baking|baked, grilling|grilled, or deep frying|deep fried. Knishes can be purchased from street vendors in urban areas with a large Jewish population, sometimes at a hot dog stand or from a butcher shop. It was made popular in North America by Eastern European immigrants from the Pale of Settlement (mainly from present-day Belarus, Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine). In the most East European traditional versions, the filling is made entirely of mashed potato, ground meat, sauerkraut, onions, kasha (buckwheat Groat_(grain)|groats), or cheese. Other varieties of fillings include sweet potatoes, black turtle bean|black beans, fruit, broccoli, tofu, or...
Alternate nameKnysh
Country| region =
Creator| course =
TypeSnack, Side Dish
Served| main_ingredient = Mashed potatoes, ground meat, sauerkraut, onions, kasha or cheese
Variations| calories =
share Share
favorite Favorite


TOPIC atoz
knish 2
up-solid down-solid